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Gene Elliott Wilder
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • First Presbyterian Church
    P.O. Box 29
    Clinton, SC 29325
  • Or to:
  • Wilder Scholarship Fund
    c/o Presbyterian College
    503 S. Broad
    Clinton, SC 29325
  • Or to:
  • Clinton Family YMCA
    100 YMCA Drive
    Clinton, SC 29325

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“Donnie and family How sad to have stumbled upon the obit of this beautiful, talented artist who welcomed Frank and me when we moved to Clinton in...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy McGee - Clemson, SC

“Donnie and Bob, We are so very sorry for your loss. Genie was one of the most humble people I have ever known to possess such an enormous talent. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Anne

Porch light “This is on my office wall. I am sorry for your loss and know that there are many great memories of Genie. My favorite is the tour of her studio. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Frances Simon - Greenville, SC

“Dear Rip, Genie was a sweet, funny ,talented lady. I'll always remember her and the good times we had. I wish I could attend the service,I just...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Donnie,I tried to make arrangements to attend the memorial but was unable to do so but want you to know i consider you a very close friend and just...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dick Riley - Greenville, SC

“Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4 ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Genie was such a talented and enthusiastic spirit. She will be missed by many.Fonda and Hart Rist ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Fonda Rist - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Genie will be sorely missed until that time when we will all meet again. This very talented lady has been an inspiration to the many people she has...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Edwin Stultz - Gainesville, FL

“Dear Rip,My memories of Genie are of a remarkably pretty, sweet, warm, friendly, talented person. I remember when you two met, and then when you got...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Kurtz Goldman - Charlotte, NC

“Ms Genie I will never forget your kindness and love that you shared, said and showed in everything you did. Until we meet again... I'll miss you,...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Stacia Silvers - Green Bay, WI


Gene Marshall Wilder, 85, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Ashley River Plantation assisted living facility in Charleston, SC. Her memorial service will be held Sunday, December 23, 2018 in the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the church. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

A native of Rock Hill and a long-time resident of Clinton, Genie died after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer's. She was a daughter of the late Arnold Friedheim Marshall and Harriet Moore Marshall of Rock Hill. She and her husband, Donny Wilder, had been married for 64 years. Other survivors include a son, Robert P. Wilder II of Isle of Palms; granddaughters: Mrs. Skylar "Shay" Monroe of John's Island and Gene "Elliott" Wilder of Mount Pleasant; great-grandson, Marshall Monroe; and great-granddaughter, Sophie Monroe of John's Island; sisters: Mrs. Martin "Sister" Goode and Mrs. Hugh "Betsy" Rock both of Rock Hill, SC and Sophie Marshall of Charlotte, N.C.; and brother, Steve Marshall of Rock Hill, SC.

Genie was a graduate of Winthrop Training School in Rock Hill and was a member of the class of 1956 at Converse College. In 1996 at the class' 40th reunion she was awarded the Career Achievement Award for her accomplishments in art and public service. She won numerous national, regional and state awards for the quality of her watercolors and oil paintings. Genie was a charter member of the S.C. Watercolor Society and was a member of the National Watercolor Association, Midwest Watercolor Association and others. She was a docent in the S.C. Governor's mansion during the administration of Gov. Richard Riley. Genie was also a 6-year member of the S.C. Arts Commission. One of her paintings, "Tea Time", was accepted into the State Museum collection. It was used as the cover painting of a S.C. ETV cookbook and prints were awarded to donors to the ETV fund drive. Genie served on the Board of Visitors at both Presbyterian College and Thornwell Home For Children and was a member of the Design and Campaign Committee for the P.C. Visual Arts Building.

Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 29, Clinton, SC 29325; or to the Wilder Scholarship Fund at Presbyterian College; or the Clinton Family YMCA.

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